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The Resource Soldiers of reason : the Rand Corporation and the rise of the American empire, Alex Abella

Soldiers of reason : the Rand Corporation and the rise of the American empire, Alex Abella

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Soldiers of reason : the Rand Corporation and the rise of the American empire
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Soldiers of reason
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the Rand Corporation and the rise of the American empire
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Alex Abella
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eng
Summary
A chronicle of the rise of the secretive think tank that has been the driving force behind American government for sixty years. Born in the wake of World War II as an idea factory to advise the Air Force on how to wage and win wars, RAND was a magnet for the best and the brightest. Rand' advice was followed during the Cold War, and RAND analysts' theories of rational warfare steered our conduct in Vietnam, and drove our invasion of Iraq 45 years later. But RAND's greatest contribution might be its least known: rational choice theory, a model explaining all human behavior through self-interest.--From publisher description
Summary
An in-depth history of the RAND Corporation describes the behind-the-scenes role of the secretive think tank in shaping American political policy for six decades, detailing its origins in the wake of World War II, the part it played during the Cold War years, its development of the rational choice theory, and the contributions of Herman Kahn, Bernard Brodie, Albert Wohlstetter, and others
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238315
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BTCTA
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658.91
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  • illustrations
  • plates
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no index present
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non fiction
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adult
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the Rand Corporation and the rise of the American empire
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Soldiers of reason : the Rand Corporation and the rise of the American empire, Alex Abella
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [345]-361) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
388 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780156033442
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
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BRO-adap20090910-156
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  • ocn262426447
  • (OCoLC)262426447
Label
Soldiers of reason : the Rand Corporation and the rise of the American empire, Alex Abella
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [345]-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
388 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780156033442
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
BRO-adap20090910-156
System control number
  • ocn262426447
  • (OCoLC)262426447

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